Elmer Alvarez was living the nightmare. He was homeless with no ray of hope for a better future. But, destiny had something else for him. While living his miserable life in the streets, he found a check of $10,000 dollars. In a situation like his, anyone would have encashed the check for a good fortune but his honesty stopped him.
He returned the check to the owner because to him, it was the right thing to do. And, who says honesty doesn’t pay these days? Mr. Alvarez has been rewarded with a house along with a job interview and free real estate classes!
He found the check on a street in New Haven, Connecticut and he reached out to Dr. Roberta Hoskie to return it. Moved by his honesty despite living a life with nearly no money, Dr. Hoskie arranged a place for Mr. Alvarez to live and arranged an interview with one of her business acquaintances. Out of sheer gratitude, she also offered free classes for him in her real estate school because she hopes that it would help Mr. Alvarez to live a better life in the future.
Once homeless, Dr. Hoskie truly feels how difficult life can be for a homeless person. She had one condition for him – whenever Mr. Alvarez gets back onto his feet, he must help other homeless people. It was all very emotional for both of them when she revealed the award for his honesty with a home. He couldn’t thank her enough and God for turning his life in an unexpectedly beautiful way. He was also given a certificate of gratitude by Dr. Hoskie.
To Mr. Alvarez, there are angels in heaven and on Earth, when he returned the check with sheer honesty and expected nothing in return, the miracle happened.
Hjordis Ellis – God is so good this has me crying so hard they are both beautiful people with beautiful souls god has so much more in store for both of them thank you god for your mercy and grace
Roberta Hoskie – As I said in the beginning, this was much more bigger than me losing a Check. God definitely had a plan! Elmer will be joining the Board of Directors of Outreach Foundation and TOGETHER, we will fight Homelessness!
Lisa Vevers Olivotto – Shows This Crazy World still has some Good , Kind Hearted People in it ….. He could of tried 2 Cash The Check , But He did the right thing & Returned it & He Got Rewarded 4 his Honesty ….. Such a Great Ending 2 this Story , Love it ….
Israel Davila – He couldn’t have cashed it anyway. I’d be impressed if it was 10g cash
Rosie Campos – Hope its ladgit as is checks can be stop when you report lost. But don’t sound normal for a check of that ammt would not be in her purse safely